- I don't do magic.
Synopsis for "Foundations"
The Legion receives a top-priority alpha-level secrecy distress code from around Braal, where a dangerous Dimensional Storm threatens the surrounding lifeforms, including the President's spacecraft. During the mission, Cosmic Boy asks Kid Quantum out on a date. After containing the threat, the Legionnaires learn what the real reason for the secrecy surrounding the mission was: Superboy had just been found drifting through space.
Spark attempts to make peace with Element Lad at his gravesite on Trom, despite believing him responsible for the death of her brother. In memorial, she plants several of the crystals she found at the site of their mutual destruction in the base of the grave. She also tours her brother Mekt, reformed since his career as Lightning Lord, around Legion World.
When Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl journey to Trom to discuss how to deal with the memory of Element Lad towards the new recruits, they are surprised when what appears to be Element Lad rises up from the crystals. He is equally as confused though, and explains himself to not be Element Lad, but Live Wire.
In Smallville, a group of people claiming to be the Legion of Super-Heroes interact with a young Clark Kent and request that he urgently follow them to the 31st Century. He obliges, and soon finds himself on... Apokolips.
Appearing in "Foundations"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- This issue is dedicated to Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the writer and artist who created the Legion of Super-Heroes. The scenes in which the Servants of Darkness masquerading as the original Legion of Super-Heroes interact with young Clark Kent are a clear homage to Adventure Comics #247, the Legion's first appearance.
- Superboy chronologically appears last in Teen Titans (Volume 3) #16, although that issue won't actually be published for another year. He first met the Legion in Superboy (Volume 4) #21.
- Although unnamed, one of the Cadets has been confirmed in interviews as the rebooted version of Kent Shakespeare, from original Legion continuity.
- Mekt's violent career as Lightning Lord was explored in Legion of Super-Heroes #73 and Legionnaires #30.
- Live Wire sacrificed himself for the Legion to make it back home safely in Legion Lost #12.
- Legion of Super-Heroes Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 2)
- The Legion (Volume 1)
- Legion Lost (Volume 2)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 3)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 4)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 5)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 6)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 7)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 8)
- Legionnaires (Volume 1)
- Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
Links and References
|Darkseid versus the Legion of Super-Heroes |
Having survived into the 30th Century, Darkseid has occasionally come into conflict with the Legion of Super-Heroes. This has happened twice to the Legion of Pre-Zero Hour continuity during both the events of Great Darkness Saga and The Quiet Darkness, and the Post-Zero Hour Legion met him during Legion: Foundations.